Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens

Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens

The United Nations has set a target to restore 15 per cent of the world's degraded ecosystems by 2020. Botanic gardens around the world have responded to the UN’s challenge by joining together to form the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA), with the objective of sharing their skills, resources and plant materials to scale up restoration activities around the world.

The ERA will build capacity for restoration, including by setting up 100 demonstration sites that restore degraded areas, provide training, and communicate the value of adopting a science-based approach to ecological restoration. Demonstration sites will span a broad range of ecosystems, including tropical rainforests, temperate woodlands, grasslands, Mediterranean scrub, beaches and wetlands.

 

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Locations of ERA restoration partners and sites.

The ERA is coordinated by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).

Credits:

Home page images: Barney Wilczak

Logo: Benjamin Taylor

 

Join us for the next public symposium of the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens at Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada), 3rd October 2018

13 June 2018

The next meeting and public symposium of the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA) will take place at Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario, Canada from 3rd - 5th October 2018.

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Working to improve ecological restoration efforts in East Africa

21 February 2018

In January 2018, a four-day training course on forest restoration and plant identification took place at Brackenhurst Botanic Garden, a member of the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA).

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